Gov. Janet Napolitano last week ordered an immediate hiring freeze through the end of fiscal 2008 in July for state executive agency jobs not related to health, safety, or revenue collection, one day after the Arizona House approved a more severe job freeze.

The House-approved proposal also exempts public health, safety, and revenue collection, but unlike Napolitano’s limited freeze it covers the state Supreme Court, universities, and elected state officials.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.